History of Hocking
Valley Ohio, Canaan Township
J.W. Baird, merchant, was born
in Sullivan Co New York, June 06, 1827, and is
the son of C. [Charles] C. & Sarah "Barlow" Baird,
who came to Athens County in 1836 and located in
Rome Township where N.O. Warren now resides. Our
subject was educated in the common schools and,completed
it at Miller's Academy. At the age of fifteen he
became engaged as a clerk in a store, in which
he remained until he was married, December 31,
1847 to Miss Lorinda Warren, a daughter of the
venerable N.O. Warren of Rome Township.
Mr. and Mrs. Baird have seven children --- Waldo,
Lydia, Charles, Lot L., Augustus, Grace and Wade.
At the time of his marriage Mr. Baird became engaged
in farming, in which he continued until 1860. He
then became a partner of C.D.B Webster in the mercantile
business at Canaanville, which partnership existed
until 1878. He then purchased Mr. Webster's interest
and still continues in the business, where he receives,
as he deserves, a liberal share of the public patronage.
Although he never craved office, yet the people
had such perfect confidence in him that they have
given him nearly all the offices of trust in the
township. He has held the office of Justice of
the Peace for nine years and at the same time held
the officeof Township Clerk and Assessor. He has
been Postmaster at this point for about twenty
years. He took the census of the township in 1880.
He owns 160 acres of land and has been generally
successful in all his undertakings.
According to what I found
on Rootswebs World Connect, C.C. and Sarah also
had a child:
Julia A . Baird, born 30 October 1831 in Guysville
Ohio, and died 04 January 1896 in Guyville Ohio,
married Amos Bean on 09 October 1851 and had 1
child, Mary Jane Bean
No information was found on Sarah Barlow, other
than that she was married to Charles C. Baird.